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Ten Terabytes Transferred
Posted by Michael on 4 December 2004, 04:19 GMT

December 4, 2004 is a date that will be remembered around the world forever. Parades will be held in the streets of New York, Paris, and Pago Pago. Future children will celebrate each year with their parents, holding wild calculator festivals. Why? Because this evening ticalc.org passed further into the realm of undeniable awesomeness with a major bandwidth milestone.

During the period from April 14, 1997 to December 4, 2004, ticalc.org transferred 10 TB of data. That's ten terabytes (equivalent to 10,240 GB). We are currently averaging 6.12 GB of data transferred per day, or 42.82 GB per week. You can find all of these statistics and others on our Web Server Statistics page. A few other interesting pieces of trivia:

  • Hypothetically, it would take a TI-83 Plus approximately 291 years to transfer 10 TB through the link port. If you used TI Connect, it'd probably take a millennium and then crash halfway through.
  • The average video rental store holds about 8 TB worth of video data.
  • It is estimated that the books of the Library of Congress would amount to 20 TB if digitized. Thus, ticalc.org has transferred "half a Library of Congress".
We wish to thank all of the people who have visited ticalc.org and contributed to this milestone.

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Re: Ten Terabytes Transferred
CalcKing  Account Info

Yay for ticalc.org! *Downloads more files*

Reply to this comment    4 December 2004, 04:24 GMT


Re: Re: Ten Terabytes Transferred
Timmc Account Info
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Think of the chi*ISP! Won't somebody think of the ISP!
Considering most files on ticalc average xKBytes (0.001KB<x>80KB), that's a LOT of downloading.
Does the server log which country leeches the most of them?

Reply to this comment    4 December 2004, 11:05 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Ten Terabytes Transferred
Andy Janata  Account Info
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Of course most files are larger than 1 byte... Otherwise there's no point in downloading the file.

And it'd be 0.001KB<x<80.0KB...

Reply to this comment    4 December 2004, 18:58 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Ten Terabytes Transferred
Travis Evans  Account Info

Not if you consider 1 KB = 1024 bytes. Then 1 byte would be .0009765625 KB.

Reply to this comment    4 December 2004, 23:05 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Ten Terabytes Transferred
Timmc Account Info
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*and if you consider 80KB to be -80KB

Reply to this comment    5 December 2004, 03:14 GMT

Re: Ten Terabytes Transferred
Adm.Wiggin Account Info

That's totally awesome, dudes! It's still the third on my end, but who gives a hoot! Totally non-heinous! Well, keep up the good work, dudes!
*does little air guitar dance*

(sorry, just watched Bill And Ted's Bogus Journey, and totally couldn't help myself! If you have not seen that, or the first one, GO NOW! :D)

Reply to this comment    4 December 2004, 04:29 GMT


Re: Re: Ten Terabytes Transferred
anykey  Account Info

Hey! What happened to the string? There wasn't anything offensive in it, right?

Reply to this comment    6 December 2004, 00:51 GMT


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burntfuse  Account Info

I just asked if it was as good as my favorite 3 movies...oh well, maybe it was too off-topic...I thought that we would be allowed more tolerance here because of all the "people dancing in the street" stuff. :-[

Anyways, back on topic. Sorry about that. I would think that since the number of people joining ticalc.org for the first time (as more people enter middle school and are told to buy calcs) is *much* larger than the number of horrible traitors who leave (JK!), the amount of data transferred should increase exponentially, so maybe we'll reach that 20 TB in a couple of years!!! Imagine that...the equivalent of the Library of Congress transferred from one server...

Reply to this comment    6 December 2004, 22:20 GMT

Re: Ten Terabytes Transferred
Ryan Scadding  Account Info

How much does it cost to have that kind of transfer? Thanks for having this great site for us.

Reply to this comment    4 December 2004, 04:58 GMT


Re: Re: Ten Terabytes Transferred
Morgan Davies  Account Info
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I was on the staff for almost two years and I never even figured that out. I know there is the cost of the domain which is pretty typical. The current server was free so thats a plus. I think the only one that *really* knows is Isaac.

Reply to this comment    4 December 2004, 09:14 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Ten Terabytes Transferred
anykey  Account Info

Ask him!

Reply to this comment    4 December 2004, 18:40 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Ten Terabytes Transferred
Magnus Hagander  Account Info
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Nope, that would be me.

I could tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.

Reply to this comment    4 December 2004, 22:50 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Ten Terabytes Transferred
Rodney Blythe  Account Info
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Take your best shot ;)

Reply to this comment    5 December 2004, 00:08 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Ten Terabytes Transferred
Morgan Davies  Account Info
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Hey now, lets not get rashional here! :-) I'd probably do the same if I knew...its not really our business!

Reply to this comment    5 December 2004, 00:33 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Ten Terabytes Transferred
Morgan Davies  Account Info
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What scares me was that there was no smiley face in that post :-/

Reply to this comment    5 December 2004, 00:34 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Ten Terabytes Transferred
anykey  Account Info

Magnus has officially gone off the deep end. *ducks for cover*

Reply to this comment    5 December 2004, 02:52 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Ten Terabytes Transferred
Barrett Anderson Account Info
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I think you told me once in an e-mail... well, sort of... (before you switched ISPs several times a while back) that you got bandwidth for free... you just had a 1 or 10 mbps connection that you shared with a larger company and they simply didn't mind the "small" amount of traffic.

Of course I was 14 or 15 at the time and I don't remember things very well.

Reply to this comment    6 December 2004, 09:45 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Ten Terabytes Transferred
Morgan Davies  Account Info
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That large company is SolNet. I can't read swedish or translate the page too well to figure out just what that site does, but I am prety sure you are correct that they get bandwidth free.

Reply to this comment    6 December 2004, 17:58 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Ten Terabytes Transferred
calkfreak83  Account Info
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Run it through the Google Translator.

Reply to this comment    6 December 2004, 22:42 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Ten Terabytes Transferred
Morgan Davies  Account Info
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Yeah I know...I seem to remember it didn't transate all of it or somthing.

Reply to this comment    7 December 2004, 05:16 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Ten Terabytes Transferred
Paul Houser Account Info
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Google doesn't have any page translation extensions for Swedish. But my car is Swedish, therefore I speak it! :D

Reply to this comment    8 December 2004, 03:25 GMT

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